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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game, ok controls

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    Mike
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    I had played this game briefly on the Nintendo DS, and played it fully through when it was released on IOS on my iPad. This is a direct port of the IOS release, and looks and sounds great. The story is still compelling years later, and the constructs between character interaction, combat structure, and RPG mechanics all work great. What doesn’t work great are the controls. There are two methods of control, one which uses a point cursor and motion controls to draw the designated shapes to trigger attacks when docked, and one that uses your finger on the screen to do the same when in handheld mode. The latter is the same experience as I had on the IPAD, but feels slightly more cramped on the switch screen. I had been really looking forward to a proper console experience on the tv, but found the point controls both overly sensitive and less effective, which hinders combat and therefore the rewards you obtain. I would love o see them patch in a new control scheme, but think it is unlikely. I would strongly suggest that this is a fantastic game to play but worth renting or borrowing to see if the controls resonate before making the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cult Classic now on the Switch

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    Searos
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    This game is a classic. Its story and characters are loved by all who played it originally on the Nintendo DS. This remake is a great way to play it if you have never before. Helmed by the genius who created Kingdom Hearts you know shenanigans will entail in this reaper's game to regain what you have lost. This game won't get 5 stars due to its controls. Its handheld mode is a port of the mobile version which is 100% touchscreen. It works and is the best way to play this version. When docked this game uses motion controls from the joycon and precise movements and attacks can be hard to perform. Despite boasting co-op this works better as a single player game due to the controls. This game has new content which brings more questions than answers. Overall its a unique addition to the switch. If you have never played the game definitely give it a try. If you have played it then it will depend on how you feel about the controls and short extra chapter before buying. PS: The music is remixed for this version. It can be toggled on and off. This game has a legendary soundtrack so it works both ways.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun Co-Op Adventure with an Excellent Soundtrack

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    Nick
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    If you're looking to play a Nintendo Switch game with great music and neat visuals, The World Ends With You - Final Remix - is where its at. The story from the original DS, mixed in with some new content, improved visuals, and remixed tracks all come together greatly in this Switch port. What's more is that you can play through the entire story with another player in co-op. While exploring the streets of Shibuya can only be done with the first player, there are certain instances where the second player can interact, specifically in combat. While combat itself is flashy, there is this slight disconnection with the gameplay controls. Controls are only limited to the touch-screen and motion controls with the Joy-Cons. This relates to both single player and multiplayer. In this case, combat may seem a bit slow-paced at first, but if you are comfortable with such controls, these tnings should seep right in. Overall, The World Ends With You - Final Remix - is worth the experience on the Switch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Definitive version of a fan favorite

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    Viridea
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    I played The World Ends with You many times on the Nintendo DS and the Mobile version. This is basically a port of the mobile version with added motion controls. You have the option to use the touch screen, like the mobile version, or a single joy con. I use the motion controls and I have no real problems with them. Just treat the joy cons like a stylus with buttons. It's easy to get the hang of the controls after playing for a while. There is also a co op mode where you or a friend can pick up the other joy con and control your partner character. That's a real challenge to do buy yourself but it brings back the feeling of controlling two characters at once like in the DS version. Overall, the game has an excellent story, music (It features a remastered soundtrack and you can swap between the original and new one) and characters, so if this is your first time playing, this is the perfect time for you to start and if you are a veteran, go ahead and buy it to support the franchise and watch an extra story.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great For First Time Experience

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    JayMan
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    The World Ends With You (TWEWY) originally appeared as a DS title that used controls where a player would partially control the top screen with buttons and touch screen control another character with the touch screen. Personally it crossed the wires in my brain just a lil' too much so I never got too far in the game. Fast forward and I picked up this version of TWEWY as it associated itself with a touchscreen phone edition of the game. I enjoy the controls much more HOWEVER, some of the buttons can be fairly finicky about working on the touch screen due to the command. Anyways, I enjoyed my run of this version of the game and can happily recommend it to others who have never played. As for double-dipping, I'm not sure, there is new content however for the price, your mileage may vary in entertainment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Time to collect some pins

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    Bryan
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    This is a port of the ds game. Right off the bad the game looks amazing. The sprites are updated from the ds game. Looks fantastic. The gameplay is best when you play in handheld mode. You just swipe, tap, scratch away. You use pins in order to fight. Each pin gives different abilities and can evolve into something different. You also have a partner that you can control in some way. If you have a friend you can do co op to make it easier. I don't recomend playing in dock mode. The music is fantastic. The story is great in my opinion. You start with an unlikable character and you see him grow. You meet new characters and they add to his character. If you never played the game I recommend it. Those who already played it might not like it's price for a port and might want a price decrease before getting it. Either way I recommend it when you get the chance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great game; terrible controls

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    egg888
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    This game has one of my favorite plots and I was excited to get it as I didn't want to get the DS version due to DS games looking stretched out and mire pixelated on XLs. I was super excited to play on TV, except I had to keep resetting the pointer that it became unbearable to play. Handheld mode was easier but the joycons do get in the way of playing (it's all touchscreen in handheld), which makes it uncomfortable. Along with that, sometimes my controls wouldn't be input and my screen got dirty very fast (Yes, I do wash my hands). The story was beyond wonderful, so if you don't have a DS system, I would say buy it. Handheld is bearable and it is worth getting for the content.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Final got the chance

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    walterelbello
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    I missed out when the game first came out on the DS years ago. Trying to find it after was quite a bit of work since every store that I went to were sold out. The game is heavy store based and exciting. The controls are the shocker since I never played the original the entire game is used playing with the touch screen of the Switch. It's not a bad thing. It just takes some time to get use to it. Overall from that it is really a fun game. The only Con I have with the game that some of the spell attacks uses the same swiping motion as dashing during combat, so when you want to get out the way or attack you'll get the opposite of what you want.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game, weak controls

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    GameEnthusiast
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    This game was a hidden gem when it first released on Nintendo DS several years ago. Thankfully, they have since ported it to switch so more people can play it. It has a superb story that is incredibly engaging and really fun. However, the issue with this port is that they ported the mobile version. This means that the primary method of playing is with touch controls. And although those touch controls work, they aren't great. Now you can play with motion controls using the joy-cons, but I highly recommend you don't do that. It is painful to play that game. If this game controlled better, it would be an instant hit. But due to the crummy controls, it's just alright

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Remaster of the Nintendo DS hit JRPG

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    mrjavascript
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    The World Ends With You is an RPG originally released on the Nintendo DS. Square Enix decided to release this many years later on the Nintendo Switch. The game is an RPG which takes place in Japan. It's a cult hit, and some of the characters from this game later appeared in other Square Enix games (Kingdom Hearts for instance.) The star of the show is this game's soundtrack, one of the best you'll hear in gaming. Only complaint I had is that this game doesn't allow a "pro controller" to be used while playing on a TV (the Switch version has been retrofitted to allow the "touch controls.") Still with all this said, the game is well worth playing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Controls are disappointing

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    Greg
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    Forced Motion controls from the beginning?! You can’t play normally while the joycons are attached to console as they become useless if attached. You can only play the game with joy-cons that force pointless motion control while docked or when portable, joy-cons become useless and you are forced to touch the screen constantly. Almost seems hazardous to the screen honestly. It’s clealry the mobile phone port.....needs to add regular controls without a motion or touch option! Only good to play the extra day but I could have just seen it as a video online.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Classic Game

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    RFactor272
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    This game was originally released on the Nintendo DS and was one of the best games to come out near the end of that platforms life. Since then the game has been ported over to iOS and android. This game has a great story. The lead character is trapped in a game that he must win or face deletion. The characters are well developed. Collecting and leveling up all the pins(weapons) in the game can become a rewarding obsession. This edition is the definitive version. It adds a brand new character. The graphics have been updated from the ds version and look great on a big screen tv.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Mostly like original

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    TraceKid
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    This is technically considered to be the HD remake of the game. Pros: HD Cool cut scenes New controls Cons: New controls I say this meaning there are different ways to play, but you cant really play exactly like in the original. Its hard to describe the control schemes here and im sorry if thats not useful. It does, however, allow for a sort of multi player co op experience. I dont find it amazing, but it could be an easy way for you and an SO or sibling to plow through the game together.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing game with a small annoyance

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    KingShadowOmega
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    So this game is spectacular and I really love it every bit as much as I did when I played it years ago, however there is one small grievance I have. The controls are a little annoying. Nothing deal breaking, and to be fair it could be because something was lost in the transition from the 3DS. Still an amazing game regardless, but I felt I would be lying if I didn't point out the controls being a bit...cumbersome. Still, the great story and visual design more than make up for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible Remake of a Must Play Classic

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    Jib10
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    TWEWY was a masterpiece the first time around, and this remake does it justice and then some. Playing it handheld has been a much more enjoyable experience than playing it on the DS, mainly as I sucked playing on the two screens. Playing docked is fun too, but certainly more cumbersome than handheld. It is not for everyone, but given the choice of two playstyles I think everyone will be alright. Incredible music, story, and gameplay await any newcomers to this stylish RPG.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great portable game

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    Jacob
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    This is a classic RPG, highly recommend if you’re into the genre. As the game stands it’s nearly unplayable especially later in game via TV, but as a portable game it’s beautiful and excels more than ever. The touch screen controls easily when over the motion pointer controls in TV mode, which isn’t always the case as once you adjust I actually prefer TV mode in Captain Toad which similarly plays differently in each setup.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing game, hit-or-miss controls

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    Lyon
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    This game obviously continues to have the great characters, story, and music from the original. The charm is there, the scenario is amazing. I've heard a lot of complains regarding the controls but I personally didn't have an issue with it. It's definitely not as good as the DS version, but I still enjoyed the game completely. 4/5 only because I can see why the controls wouldn't be for everyone. But I give this a personal 5/5/.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great remastered version of the original DS game!

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    Icey
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    The World Ends with You: Final Remix for Nintendo Switch captures the essence of hectic gameplay of the original game, but with a spin on controls due to its new console version. Instead of viewing 2 screens to control 2 characters, you can control 2 characters with two Joycons (or one if you'd like) and battle on the same screen! This game was one of the best JRPGs on the DS, and now you can enjoy it on your Nintendo Switch!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent port of a DS classic

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    sabinfire
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    As others have mentioned, the controls on this new Switch port are not the greatest. A lot of the combat strategy from the original DS version has been reduced to randomly tapping/swiping your finger across the Switch touchscreen. The graphics have been upgraded and look great, and the remixed soundtrack is awesome. The Switch version is probably the best way to play TWEWY for the first time in 2018.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Terrible in tv mode

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    Avalon13
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    This game is good but could have been better if they didn’t be lazy and ported over the cell phone version because in tv mode you use only a single joycon as a mouse on your tv screen, but portable mode is where it shines but like I said before it’s because it was a lazy port from a cell phone version but all in all still a fun game but only in portable mode

    I would recommend this to a friend